We’ve talked in the past about the advantages of diesel fuel. One of the biggies is that diesel (when properly handled to minimize emissions and environmental damage) is extremely fuel efficient. Now we have even more exciting news about the 2016 Chevy Colorado’s fuel efficiency!
2016 Chevy Colorado diesel fuel consumption
The two-wheel drive 2016 Chevy Colorado offers a fuel consumption rating of just 7.7 L/100km with the diesel engine when driving on the highway. It also offers 10.8 L/100km in city driving for an combined fuel consumption number of 9.4 L/100km.
New Colorado InventoryThe four-wheel drive 2016 Chevy Colorado diesel still offers an impressive 8.2 L/100km highway fuel consumption rating, with 12.0 L/100km and 10.3 L/100km for city and combined driving, respectively.
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2016 Chevy Colorado Duramax diesel release date
The new Colorado also offers top capabilities in categories other than fuel efficiency. It has a maximum trailering rating of 7,700 pounds (3,492 kg) with the two-wheel drive when properly equipped and up to 7,600 pounds (3,447 kg) for four wheel drive models with the available trailering package.
All of this this thanks in large part of the new Duramax 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine, which is rated for 181 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. In a recent press release, Joe De Stefano, brand manager of Chevrolet Trucks in Canada said, “The Colorado Duramax diesel sets a new benchmark in the mid-size pickup segment in Canada. “Colorado gas models are extremely popular with our customers and the addition of the new diesel – which no other non-GM competitor offers on a midsize truck – gives customers even greater freedom to go where they want with fewer fill-ups.”
That sounds pretty excellent to us! Also keep an eye for this Duramax Diesel engine to be available on 2016 GMC Canyon this fall along with the 2016 Chevy Colorado.